Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers: Live updates and analysis from World Series Game 4

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Steve Pearce
Steve Pearce reacts after hitting a solo home run. –Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

The Red Sox took a 3-1 series lead with a win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series Saturday night.

Here’s how it happened, inning-by-inning:

Ninth inning: Red Sox 9, Dodgers 6.

Bottom: Craig Kimbrel replaced Kelly on the mound. He walked Brian Dozier on four pitches to open the inning. Kike Herandez hit a two-run blast to pull the Dodgers within three. Max Muncy grounded out for the first out of the inning. Justin Turner then singled on a base hit to left field to put a runner on first. Manny Machado grounded out, and Turner advanced to second.

With two outs, Cody Bellinger worked a full count and popped out to end inning.

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Top: Dylan Floro came in for Jansen. Eduardo Nunez popped out in foul territory on Floro’s first pitch. Brock Holt then doubled on a bouncing grounder that stayed fair down the third-base line. Rafael Devers singled on a base hit up the middle to drive in Holt, putting the Sox on top 5-4. With a runner on first and one out, Blake Swihart, pinch-hitting for Kelly, grounded out. Devers advanced to second.

Floro intentionally walked Mookie Betts to put runners on first and second. Alex Wood replaced Floro to face Andrew Benintendi, who reached first on a soft-hit grounder to load the bases. Kenta Maeda came in for Floro. Steve Pearce then emptied the bases with a three-run double. Maeda intentionally walked J.D. Martinez to put runners on first and second. Xander Bogaerts singled on a line drive into left-center to drive in Pearce, extending Boston’s lead to 9-4. Martinez advanced to third. Eduardo Nunez flied out to end the five-run ninth inning.

Eighth inning: Dodgers 4, Red Sox 4.

Bottom: Kelly remained on the mound. Manny Machado singled on a base hit up the middle to open the inning. Cody Bellinger struck out swinging for the first out. On a grounder up the middle from Yasiel Puig, Brock Holt got the forceout at second, but the throw wasn’t in time at first. With a runner on and two out, Chris Taylor’s grounder rolled past a diving Eduardo Nunez for a single. Puig advanced to third. Yasmani Grandal struck out swinging to end the inning.

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Top: Kenley Jansen entered the game for Madson. After Andrew Benintendi grounded out, Steve Pearce hit a solo bomb to tie the game. J.D. Martinez struck out swinging and Xander Bogaerts popped out to end the inning.

Seventh inning: Dodgers 4, Red Sox 3.

Bottom: Joe Kelly came in for Barnes and struck out Joc Pederson to open the inning. After Kike Hernandez lined out, Max Muncy singled on a base hit to left field. Justin Turner popped out to end the inning.

Top: Hill stayed in the game and walked Xander Bogaerts on six pitches to start the seventh. Eduardo Nunez struck out swinging for the first out of the inning. Scott Alexander relieved Hill, who surrendered just one hit on the night. Alexander walked Brock Holt on four pitches to put runners on first and second. Ryan Madson replaced Alexander. Jackie Bradley Jr., pinch-hitting for Christian Vazquez, then flied out to shallow right. Runners did not advance. Mitch Moreland, pinch-hitting for Matt Barnes, blasted a three-run homer right-center to trim the Dodgers’ lead to one. Mookie Betts grounded out to end the inning.

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Sixth inning: Dodgers 4, Red Sox 0.

Bottom: Rodriguez returned for the sixth and opened the inning by drilling David Freese in the leg. Freese took first and was replaced by pinch-runner Kike Hernandez. Max Muncy struck out looking for the first out of the inning. Justin Turner then doubled on a grounder down the third-base line to put runners on second and third. Rodriguez intentionally walked Manny Machado to load the bases. Cody Bellinger hit an infielder grounder that Steve Pearce threw to the plate for the forceout at home. Catcher Christian Vazquez’s throw back to first, however, got away from Pearce, allowing Turner to score. Machado advanced to third, and Bellinger reached first.

With runners on the corners and two out, Rodriguez remained in the game to face Yasiel Puig,  who launched a three-run homer to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. Rodriguez slammed his glove on the mound following the blast. He was pulled from the game.

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Matt Barnes took over on the mound. Barnes walked Chris Taylor on six pitches to put a runner on first. Austin Barnes struck out swinging to end the inning.

Top: Hill retired the side in order: Andrew Benintendi grounded out, Steve Pearce lined out to left field, and J.D. Martinez also lined out.

Fifth inning: Red Sox 0, Dodgers 0.

Bottom: Rodriguez retired the side in order: Chris Taylor struck out looking, Austin Barnes grounded out, and Hill also grounded out.

Top: After Brock Holt grounded out, Christian Vazquez reached first on a line drive to left field. Eduardo Rodriguez struck out looking, and Mookie Betts flied out to the warning track to end the inning.

Fourth inning: Red Sox 0, Dodgers 0.

Bottom: Lead-off man Justin Turner singled on a base hit to right field. Manny Machado and Cody Bellinger both struck out swinging and Yasiel Puig popped out to end the inning.

Top: Hill retired the side in order: J.D. Martinez struck out swinging, Xander Bogaerts grounded out, and Eduardo Nunez struck out swinging.

Third inning: Red Sox 0, Dodgers 0.

Bottom: Rodriguez retired the side in order: Hill’s bunt popped out to Pearce, David Freese flied out to right, and Max Muncy flied out to left.

Top: Hill pegged Eduardo Rodriguez on the elbow with an 86.3-mile per hour fastball to put a runner on first. Rodriguez winced after getting hit by the pitch. Mookie Betts hit a slow roller down the third-base line, and Rodriguez was forced out at second on a throw by Justin Turner. Betts reached first. Andrew Benintendi and Steve Pearce both popped out to end the inning.

Second inning: Red Sox 0, Dodgers 0.

Bottom: Chris Taylor reached first on a base hit to left field, after Cody Bellinger grounded out and Yasiel Puig popped out. Austin Barnes struck out looking to strand Taylor and end the inning.

Top: After Xander Bogaerts popped out and Eduardo Nunez struck out swinging, Hill walked Brock Holt on five pitches to put a runner on first for the second straight inning. Christian Vazquez flied out to the warning track to end the inning.

First inning: Red Sox 0, Dodgers 0.

Bottom: After David Freese struck out swinging and Max Muncy grounded out, Eduardo Rodriguez walked Justin Turner on seven pitches to put a runner on first. Manny Machado flied out to right-center to end the inning.

Top: After Mookie Betts struck out swinging and Andrew Benintendi flied out, Rich Hill walked Steve Pearce on six pitches to put a runner on first base. J.D. Martinez struck out swinging to end the inning.

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Here are the lineups: